Ecclesiastes 10:5
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New International Version
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler:

New Living Translation
There is another evil I have seen under the sun. Kings and rulers make a grave mistake

English Standard Version
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were an error proceeding from the ruler:

New American Standard Bible
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler--

King James Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, an error proceeding from the presence of the ruler:

International Standard Version
Here's another tragedy that I've observed on earth, a kind of error that comes from an overseer:

NET Bible
I have seen another misfortune on the earth: It is an error a ruler makes.

New Heart English Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is a tragedy that I've seen under the sun, an error often made by rulers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, Like an error which proceedeth from a ruler:

New American Standard 1977
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler—

Jubilee Bible 2000
There is another evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:

King James 2000 Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:

American King James Version
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:

American Standard Version
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an error proceeding from the face of the prince:

Darby Bible Translation
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as an error [that] proceedeth from the ruler:

English Revised Version
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

Webster's Bible Translation
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

World English Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler.

Young's Literal Translation
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error that goeth out from the ruler,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:4-10 Solomon appears to caution men not to seek redress in a hasty manner, nor to yield to pride and revenge. Do not, in a passion, quit thy post of duty; wait awhile, and thou wilt find that yielding pacifies great offences. Men are not preferred according to their merit. And those are often most forward to offer help, who are least aware of the difficulties, or the consequences. The same remark is applied to the church, or the body of Christ, that all the members should have the same care one for another.
Study Bible
Wisdom and Folly
4If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses. 5There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler-- 6folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.…
Cross References
Proverbs 28:12
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.

Ecclesiastes 10:6
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.
Treasury of Scripture

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:

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Ecclesiastes 4:7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches …

Ecclesiastes 6:1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that …

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Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness …

Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under …

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